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Ken Hankinson Will Live On In Our Hearts And In His Designs

On May 10, 2018, in News From Gayle, by Gayle Brantuk
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Once again, we have to say farewell to another prolific designer of boat plans for the amateur builder. Naval Architect, Ken Hankinson, passed away April 25, 2018. He will be greatly missed, but his designs will live on in all the boats he designed and are built by Glen-L builders all over the world. Ken […]

A Tribute to My Father, Glen Lewis Witt

On July 27, 2017, in News From Gayle, by Gayle Brantuk
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I’m saddened to share with you that my father, Glen L. Witt, founder of Glen-L Marine Designs in Bellflower, California has “retired” at the ripe old age of 98 years. Only his passing away on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 ended his work with the company and calling to which he dedicated his life and passion. […]

Glen-L History Photo #4

On January 6, 2012, in History Photo of the Week, News From Gayle, by Gayle Brantuk
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Designer’s Notebook: Fairing by the “RABL Method”

On December 28, 2011, in Designer Articles, Plywood Construction, WebLetters, by Glen L. Witt
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Most have never heard of Sam S. Rabl, a naval architect, author and innovator of small boat building methods. Sam was at the height of his career back in the mid-forties, when he wrote several books and numerous boatbuilding articles. Most of his works are now long gone, so why should you care about this […]

Build Your Dream Boat #20

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Are you concerned with finding the correct type and quality of plywood to build your boat? Today’s article by Ken Hankinson should clear up some of your questions. Enjoy… CHOOSING PLYWOOD FOR BOAT USE By Ken Hankinson, Naval Architect Among the several factors concerning the proper selection of plywood to use in boat work may […]

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